Annual General Meeting

‘Is Compassion Enough?’

The Annual General Meeting of the Justice and Peace Co-ordinating Council will be held on Saturday 8 October from 10.30am to 1.00pm. It will be held at The Divercity Hub, 120 Buckingham Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5QR.

The meeting will present the annual report (including a report from the Justice and Peace Refugee Project) and elect Council members for the following year.

The theme of the meeting is ‘Is Compassion Enough?’ and speakers include, Lya Vollering, Fr Chris Hughes, and Jaswinder Singh who will be discussing the theme from a Christian and Sikh perspective.

A light vegan lunch will be provided and a warm welcome is extended to everyone who wishes to come along and hear more about Justice and Peace work in the Diocese.

Prayer Vigil at Derwentside Immigration Removal Centre (DIRC)

We continue to hold monthly prayer vigils outside the barrier to Derwentside Immigration Removal Centre. The purpose is to pray for the women who are detained there, to stand in solidarity with them and to witness by our presence that their detention is inhumane, unjust and incompatible with our faith which calls us to recognise the unique dignity of each person. All are welcome to come along to a short prayer service which incorporates a time of silence.

The postcode for the Centre on Corbridge Road, Medomsley is DH8 6QY. If you are unable to join in person, please join in prayer from home at 3.00pm. Future dates planned are Sundays; 2 October, 6 November and 4 December.

Visit the Justice and Peace webpage where you will find more details, including an online version of the prayer vigil (view here), or email Liz Archibald: lizarchibald.justiceandpeace@gmail.com.